Six Months Sober

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Six months sober.

180 days.

Early recovery.

Sobriety.

Today I am very proud to say I am six months sober. Some people say six months is when you hit the first stage of early recovery while other people say you have now reached sobriety. I say I feel amazed, humbled and awesome. As I have mentioned many times before, like most alcoholics, this is not my first 'go' at being sober. In the past I have had six months up followed by two years. However, I have also said that this time around it feels different. I have done so much work on recovery from my disease and addressed the issues that allow the alcoholic in me to rear her ugly head.

Although I am having a rough time with depression at the moment, I take a lot of solace in the fact that I haven't once wanted to drink it away. For the first time in my life I am giving the medication and therapy a chance to work without adding the extra depressant of alcohol.

I can tell you that at times I didn't think I would get to 180 days without a drink and there were other times I couldn't wait to get here. I don't take one sober day for granted. While I am proud of myself today (without any ego), I know that everyday counts and every day I need to wake up, remind myself of who I am and that I have a disease called alcoholism.

I love the fact I have so many people who constantly support me on here, and at times without your support and encouragement I may not be writing this post. I also love my friends who have stuck with me, not just in the beginning but throughout the year.


Sobriety Circle

My sober life today is so far removed from my life when I was drinking. Even in the tough times I have been ‘present’ to feel everything and that has made it so worth it. So at the end of this day I will be six months sober.

Tomorrow, I will be 181 days sober as long as I don't drink. One day at a time. And for anyone who is reading this and drinking more than they want to but don't know how to stop, I say to you there is hope. You can do it. Life gets better. Your life is worth it.

Anything is possible.

www.mothersaddictedtoalcohol.com

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